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Central Market of Valencia

An explosion for the senses, smells, tastes and sounds flood the Central Market in Valencia every day. The Market is a beautiful Modernist building in the heart of the city.

Central Market of Valencia

The Central Market of Valencia is a great architectural work and one of the most representative markets of the city. It has more than 8,000m2 and includes more than 800 commercial stalls offering delicious steaks, fresh seafood, the best fruits and vegetables ranging from the Valencian orchard, gourmet shops and much more. Occasionally, events like wine tastings or talks are organized. It is fully recommended to stroll, shop and take pictures. Enjoy the true essence of Valencia city and the daily life of the Valencian visit.


Photo Collage of Valencia Central Market


Origins of Central Market of Valencia

The origin of the market is found in the Muslim period, in the famous Arrabal de la Boatella, where the market was located. Later came the Christian re-conquest with the occupation, and it was Jaime I who allowed the inhabitants of the city, riding a weekly market in the same place.

The original market was simply made up of tarps and baskets that were mounted and dismounted every day. Where farmers and merchants offered their products (we can imagine that at that time was a place of accused unhealthiness).

It was not until the arrival of Pere el Ceremonioso when the market was given permission to be held on a permanent basis, and with the construction of new Christian walls in 1356 that the market was definitely put inside the city. The market area was very busy and it held many events, from parties to the gallows which were installed in the square. And in 1910 the definitive market that has survived to this day was built. A beautiful modernist work that pays homage to Gothic style. 

Be sure to admire the nave of 30 meters high of ceramic decorated with iron and glass.



Information about the Central Market of Valencia

Adress: Plaza del Mercado nº 6, Valencia
Telephone: 963 829 100
Timetable:From Monady to Saturday to 8:00 till 14:30 h.- Sunday Close




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